Venice, the most popular destination in Veneto, is built on over 122 islands in a shallow lagoon. It has been the destination of many English travellers since the very first Grand Tourists arrived there after months of travelling through Europe. The immense wealth of architectural, artistic and cultural heritage here means that a city break to Venice staying in a holiday rental villa in Venice can last a weekend or many months, and still there will be much left to see.
Veneto, the province of which Venice is located, also has the historical centres of Verona and Vicenza, which if you have the time are defiantly worth visiting. For art lovers, the frescos and architecture of Padova and Treviso will add to the fine examples seen from a holiday villa in Venice.
The mountains at Belluno and the National Park of Belluno Dolomites are a timeless attraction where you will be amazed and relaxed in equal measures. In the winter, Belluno and Nevegal offer some fantastic skiing with un-crowded pistes.
Venice is a wonderful place to get lost for a day, and there are plenty of things to do in Venice. Every turn brings you to a new backstreet, where more likely than not you will discover art or a magnificent nobles villa, built in Venice by a famous architect, designed to show wealth and extravagance!
The city is also known for its carnivals and festivals, and although they occur year round, the best time to enjoy the carnival from a holiday rental in Venice is the springtime around Easter.
A gondola trip is quite expensive, but must be done to complete any Venice holiday, but a cheaper way to get around the cities 150 canals is by the Vaporetto, a water bus taking in many of the main sights of Venice including the Grand Canal, and the upbeat bar and restaurant sector around Campo di Santa Margarita.
Venice is blessed with warm summers with temperatures in July and August averaging around 26°C. Winters are quite harsh, but that does not stop the magic of Venice being enjoyed, and there are still plenty of things to do in Venice.
Venice has its own airport, the Marco Polo International Airport (VCE), which receives daily cheap flights from Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).